drive and ambition
Once Tom Cruise sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment are extraordinary. Cruise pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Tom labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. He often ends up with the nitty-gritty work. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, it is easy for Tom Cruise to kept to that path. Getting started is more difficult. Tom Cruise has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Cruise gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievements. Tom Cruise needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. Tom's stamina and persistence are his greatest assets, but they can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Tom Cruise also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself as a result.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Tom Cruise is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Cruise gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Intensely restless, dynamic and energetic, he is always on the go. When Tom Cruise wants something, he wants it NOW, and he acts decisively and impulsively, albeit sometimes hastily and prematurely. Impatient, high-strung, and often nervous and tense, Tom finds it difficult to slow down, pace himself or relax. He is fiercely individualistic and independent, self-willed and intolerant of restraints and restrictions imposed by others. Tom Cruise has a reckless disregard for authority and can be extremely rebellious. Cooperating with others is not Cruise's strong point! He is often brutally frank and abrupt with people, and can be quite impersonal when he is pursuing a desired goal. He may demonstrate an explosive temper when his will is blocked. Tom Cruise has a superabundance of energy and he needs a great deal of personal freedom to do things in his own style and at his own pace.
Working with others seems to make Cruise happy and he is likely to be a much sought colleague or co-worker. Tom Cruise has a need to establish many relationships and he enjoys open communication with his contacts.
Language, words, communication, networking, clarity of speech or writing, being a messenger or go-between - these are key features in his career, as well as how Tom Cruise goes about achieving his goals and ambitions. "Work smarter, not harder" is Cruise's motto.
He is attracted to careers which are somewhat unusual, creative, or avant-garde, and which offer Tom Cruise a maximum amount of freedom and independence. The nine-to-five routine is really not his cup of tea. Tom may make his living in diversified ways rather than focusing on one specific area or talent, and he is happiest when he can create a place in the world for his unique combination of different talents and interests. It is hard and unnatural for Tom Cruise to try to fit himself into a ready-made mold.
He is subject to frequent changes of mood and tends to lose courage quickly. Tom Cruise is inclined to vacillate between idealistic and materialistic objectives and could end up feeling confused and lost. Considering himself weak and ineffectual, Tom then may no longer feel like advancing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 9th house
Mars Square Uranus
Mars Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
MC Conjunct Mercury
Uranus Sextile MC
MC Opposition Saturn/Neptune